Coletes Blanco, Agustín. Literary Allusion in Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of  Scotland.  Glasgow: The Grimsay Press, 2009.  ISBN 1845300602.

Published on the occasion of Samuel Johnson's Tercentenary Year, this book analyses the structure and function of each literary allusion  identified in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775).  Johnson's familiarity with the classics and other literatures is thereby manifested in a variety of ways, with a powerful personal  voice and, no less important, looking for reader involvement. Allusion, as contended in this monograph, is indeed an integral part of the formal artistry and intellectual depth of the Journey, thus contributing to making Johnson's travelogue what it is -a major exponent of Travel Literature. For more information, visit



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